Uproar in Parliament over CAG report

Uproar in Parliament over CAG report

By: || Updated: 22 Mar 2012 12:14 AM


New
Delhi:
Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned after a ruckus by
the opposition parties over CAG report on the coal scam.




Reacting to the unprecedented scale of the alleged losses, chief
opposition party BJP has given a notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss the CAG
report on the coal scam.




"Coal ministry was under PM, this is the biggest scam ever. This govt has
looted the country," said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar in response
to the 110-page-draft report.





Javadekar further called for the Supreme Court monitored investigation in
the case, saying that there is no point if Central Bureau of Investigation
(CBI) probes the matter alone.




Shailendar Kumar from the Samajwadi Party said, "We have asked for an
adjournment motion on question hour to discuss this scam."




JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav and Shiv Sena also blamed the government for the
coal scam.




The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) after its fiery report
on 2G spectrum does it again. This time the draft report titled
'Performance Audit of Coal Block Allocations' says the government has
extended "undue benefits", a mind-boggling Rs 10.67 lakh crore, to
commercial entities by giving them 155 coal blocks without auction between
2004 and 2009.




The beneficiaries include some 100 private companies, as well as some
public sector units, in industries such as power, steel and cement,
exposed a newspaper. The draft report is set to rock the UPA government
once again.



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